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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 9, 2020 10:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

"OK boomer..." I get a laugh out of my Gen X friends getting stuck with that . In some ways X 'ers have more in common with the boomers . Would it be fair to say that they were the last generation were music could be one of the most important things in their lives, with New Wave>College radio music ?
Where I was in the 'boom" (1957) , and growing up in a simi rural Capistrano, meant that I go to see the pre-60's world that diapered as the decade went on . I missed seeing Hendrix etc, but missed the draft also . College was cheap, it was easy to drive to shows in LA or San Diego, and there still was some unspoiled countryside around . Glad I grew up when I did .

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 10, 2020 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

> they were the last generation

It kinda feels like we were the last generation to have an actual childhood.

> music could be one of the most important things in their lives

Yes sir. Indeedy.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 11, 2020 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

I always figured the forum was 50% boomers 50% GenX.

#4 here.

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Mar 12, 2020 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

I happen to know and can share with you that there are real true Millennials among us...just go to the Birchwood on every Sunday evening for Grateful Dead Nite! For real my friend.

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Poster: ZephyrMontego Date: Mar 10, 2020 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

As a Boomer born in the waning days of the Eisenhower Era (Kennedy had been nominated but not yet elected) this line - "Gen Xers roamed the neighborhood freely, mostly feral." - reminded me of roaming my suburban neighborhood, age 10?, at the fringes of kid gangs chasing each other with sticks that had been dipped in dog-doo. Good times!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Mar 10, 2020 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

In '57 I was 10, the best hide and seek games began after the sun went down.

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Mar 10, 2020 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

I'm a volunteer for our local park system. A number of us old guys clear the trails and do upkeep in the areas that were the scene of many great dirt bomb wars in my childhood.

Now there are few people under the age of 35 who ever enter the park.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Mar 11, 2020 3:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

Oh hell yes, occasionally followed by a water balloon to turn it into mud.

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 13, 2020 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gen X'er? Whatever.

Dirt bomb wars! Yes.

It's all been one long slow decline ever since some of those epic confrontations of my youth.